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Rohtak admn to admit 70 street children to school

The district child welfare department has identified 70 street children from Kutana Colony (industrial area) on the Hisar bypass here, who either had dropped out of school or had not started schooling under the 4 to 14 year age group.

punjab Updated: Dec 20, 2013 17:55 IST
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The district child welfare department has identified 70 street children from Kutana Colony (industrial area) on the Hisar bypass here, who either had dropped out of school or had not started schooling under the 4 to 14 year age group.


All these children would be admitted to the nearest government school under the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education Act.

The children belong to the Mirasi community and their parents do menial jobs for livelihood. An officer of the child welfare department said since these children were not going to school, they used to wander here and there and the project of admitting them to school would link them with the mainstream of society.

Deputy commissioner Amit Aggarwal, who is also chairperson of the child welfare council, said a team of government officials had been constituted to ensure free admission to these children in government school and to provide them all facilities for which they are eligible under the Right to Education Act.